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EMS Launches New EMS Summer Arts Academy

We have reimagined what arts learning can look like and have created a new member of the String Festival family, the EMS Summer Arts Academy (EMSSAA) (online), which will take place from August 10-14, 2020.

Students will have online instrumental lessons on the following orchestral instruments: violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. In addition, students will participate in instrumental classes, musicianship classes, and dynamic arts electives ranging from dance, visual art and photography, creative writing, athletics and fitness, film, theater and design, and maker projects. 

"During the last month, I was watching almost every arts program across the nation shut down without any virtual alternative," says Amelia Gold, Arts Department Chair. "I was inspired to bring the best of what the EMS Arts Department does for children from our community and all over the world. While I will very much miss seeing my students in person, I am so excited to see what this new adventure together will yield artistically. I can’t wait  for the Summer String Festival’s 25th anniversary next summer in 2021 and to usher in the EMS Summer Arts Academy!”

Our inaugural program will offer the following programs:  

Full-day program for ages 7-14 with three arts electives $450
Half-day program for ages 7-14 with two arts electives $250
Junior Ensemble program for students ages 4-6 years old with a set schedule $200
Arts Elective ONLY option for students ages 7-14. This option is for those students who wish to have an arts elective-based program that does not include instrumental lessons and instrumental music $200

Students are able to craft a program that directly addresses their passions and interests. Full-day students will even have the opportunity to interface with some of the nation’s most outstanding artists through guest artist presentations in all areas of the visual and performing arts. 

The EMSSAA will bring alive programs that have been very exciting and successful remotely at The Elisabeth Morrow School. Preregister here.

  • Music
  • Remote Learning/Social Distancing